UBM announced that they would be postponing their alternative parts virtual conference, which had been scheduled for June 20. According to event organizer Colin Hall:
We’ve just received word from Inxpo, the technology partner behind our ap&m Online series of events, that due to the large number of submissions from speakers, exhibitors and sponsors still outstanding (biographies, slides, presentation summaries, booth content etc.) there is now insufficient time to upload everything and test the environment before our 20th June Go Live Date. This leaves us with the difficult choice between sticking to our event date, but with half the publicised content missing, or delaying by a few weeks and being able to deliver everything we’ve said will be there. We’ve decided to go with the latter as, unlike a physical trade show, no one has incurred travel / hotel costs etc and we’d much rather be able to utilise everything that the various contributors have provided / promised and make sure we have an event of substance.
UBM has “provisionally” selected Tuesday 17th July as the new date for this event, subject to the acquiescence of their other partners. MARPA plans to have a virtual presence at anything that UBM holds, in order to support better understanding of PMA.
Other PMA events that are upcoming (and that are not expected to be postponed) include:
- October 3-5, 2012: MARPA Annual Conference (held by the PMA trade association, this is the annual conference for the PMA community)
- November 8-9, 2012: PMA Summit (Hosted by Aviation Maintenance Magazine, this is Europe’s annual meeting for learning more about PMAs)
- March 13-15, 2013: Gorham Conference
- October 23-25, 2013: MARPA Annual Conference